So I awoke at 6am this morning to write a nice bit of content for a client and was confronted with a digg Strike. Quickly pinged a few people and saw that the digg community had finally had enough at the Ivory Tower marketing techiniques of the founders of digg.com
Basically, people are pissed at the lack of communication with those who run digg and also over changes in the algorithm which mean some need over 200 voted to make it to the front page.
Short version: digg is changing, adapting with the times. They are in an arms race with the spammers and I hope they win. Problem is, people like me who provide great content for digg get caught in the crossfire and sometimes struggle to get the good stuff to the top. Will it be easier for the good stuff to get to the front page? Can’t say, not yet, we have to see how this current dust up settles.
The drilldown gang had an emergency, live podcast and were joined by a couple of surprise gate crashers, the head honchos at digg turned up to address issues. A two hour discussion followed, all good stuff, but some issues were not addressed.
So, rather than go over what has already been said here is a list of all the stories covering the story.
from revolt to resolution in 12 hours or less
Digg Algorithm Changes Have Users Up In Arms Again – Digg Out (Walk Out) Until Monday?
Rose, Adelson Respond to Diggers? Concerns on TDD
The Digg Community?s Concerns With Digg
An open letter to Digg from Top Digg Users
New Digg algorithm angers the social masses
Communications Downtime: Another Digg Revolt?
Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson Respond to Digg Complaints
What Digg’s Recommendation Engine Means For You
Diggers Shout Loud Enough? Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose Respond
Digg: New Algorithm Changes By Kevin Rose
A Resolution? Kevin and Jay Join the Drill Down – Discussion Begins
Giving Digg a rest for a while
Digg Updates Algorithm – Digg Community Revolts
January 24: Social Media?s ?Digg Day”
Digg CEO Jay Adelson’s Take on the So-Called “Revolt”
Digg: A social media Petri dish
Digg’s form of social media is the worst … except for the others that have been tried
Digg Changes Algorithm: No More Group Voting Up Stories
Digg algorithm update makes the community go loco
Digg Demonstrates The Failure Of Open Collaborative Networks
The Long Term Benefit of Digg
Digg Demonstrates The Failure Of Completely Open Collaborative Networks
Digg Causes ED Among Social Marketers; Will it Now Go Limp Itself?
What’s With the Digg Algorithm Changes? What to Do About It
Digg cracks down on group voting
Digg overhauls its definition of ‘popular’ articles
Digg Tips the Voting Scale to Favor Newcomers
How The Internet’s Biggest Social News Site Saved Itself (Again)
Two Diggs One Cup
Digg top users revolt as company tries to appeal to buyers
New Algorithm Further Dethrones The Digg Mafia
A New Digg Revolt
Top Digg Users Revolt Against Algorithm Change on Site
Top Digg users revolt against algorithm change on site
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